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  1. On my computer the time is announced every hour...by HAL. Paul says I was kinda weird about it the first week or so because I would say "Thank you HAL"
  2. What do they have in common? For me it's the percentage of parts I need to build them. I have 49.4% on both so I need 50.6%. But ONLY the percentage is the same. The actual Number of Parts I need is way way different. 307 needed for the Truck compared to 1846 for the Leonov. Which one am I going for? Paul has already said he doesn't care for the 8041 Truck. And today he brought home the package with the Mobile Crane from the post office so that's not a surprise for his birthday anymore. I downloaded the pdf for the Leonov and it looks like something he would like to build. I have tons of parts that aren't inventoried here yet so I'm sure the number I actually end up needing to buy will go down quite a bit. I'll be buying the movie to go with it too. So thanks to True Dimensions for creating the MOC pdf instructions for those of us without LDD, theskirrid for bringing it to my attention by commenting on the MOC, and Nathan...well Nathan always deserves thanks for so many behind the scenes things, but this time it's for bringing back memories of Paul and I reading Arthur C. Clark's book and then watching 2001: A Space Odyssey at a drive-in on one of our early dates.
  3. There are two ways to look at this. I personally agree with you about things like flowers and tools on sprues that can't go back on the sprues. But then to be consistent with the idea of rebrickable=reusing and rebuilding, we would have to start separating out the individual minifig torso assemblies into torso, arms and hands and the leg assemblies into hips and right and left legs. So for inventory purposes, it's probably best to leave the sprues and minifigs the way they come directly from LEGO sets.
  4. Update: I received a second order with another free employee packet. I traded it at BL for a new Christmas set.(not the free ones) There is a story and legend developing about the box I shipped it in. I can't tell it right now or it will spoil the surprise for my trading partner. But after he gets the box, I will post the story here.
  5. To screw, or not to screw, that is the question: Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Pins of outrageous Technic, Or to take bb299 against a Bar of troubles, And by opposing end them: to sleep......... Forsooth methinks tis time for me to slumber. Exit...stage left
  6. I think this is on Nathan's to-do list. In the meantime the workaround is to change the address(URL) like this what comes up originally--rebrickable.com/build_set?s=xxxx-1&setlist=1&partlist=1 change it to show --rebrickable.com/build_set?s=xxxx-1&setlist=0&partlist=1 This excludes ALL your sets. You can see what it did to one of mine here. http://rebrickable.com/forum/index.php/topic/53-how-to-go-from/
  7. I bought a 6117 earlier this year and just parted it out to myparts. The set was first created in 2008 and at that time the 1x4x6 door frames had the number 30179. The set I bought has frames with the number 60596. So I was looking and looking for 60596 in my parts and noticed the 30179 was there instead. Is there a fix for this other than manually deleting from the 30179 total and adding to the 60596? Also there's a whole bunch of windows and doors in my other category. I know I'm supposed to report them in that other thread, but I figure skirrid will read this and fix it anyway. I'm tired and need to get some sleep.
  8. At first I thought this was a great idea. But then I realized how much work it would be for me to do an inventory of all the individual official LEGO stickers I have that are not applied to a LEGO part. How to go about it? We already have difficulty writing descriptions for printed pieces. At least with those there is a basic LEGO element to serve as a starting point. The complete sheets have a number, but the individual stickers do not. What kind of system of numbering could be applied consistently? Some cultures read left to right and others read right to left and still others read top to bottom. Other than the stickers that are magnetic, the regular stickers don't usually serve a purpose except to make things pretty. I would rather spend time building than inventorying "pretty".
  9. None of us want to get into copyright discussions, but here in the beginning of sorting out ideabooks is where they need to be. We all need to provide Nathan with as much correct information as possible, so he can see where any problems might arise. One problem is that The LEGO Group operates companies under the laws of several different countries. What is posted as acceptable usage of LEGO© on the North American website might translate differently on a European website. Add to that the laws of the hosting server's country for rebrickable.com. I think Nathan has covered that by stating that you can only post pictures here with the understanding that you hold the copyright to them under the laws of your country and you agree to share them without reservation. Once they are posted at rebrickable.com(or bricksafe.com), the usage of them is dictated by the administrators of the websites under the laws of the hosting server's country.
  10. I just tried to create a wanted list forllca3-1 Pelican Sculpture (Legoland California) and received error messages on part 3040 slope. The rebrickable xml file shows 3040B and BrickLink only has 3040. I went back and corrected the part and it uploaded ok. Did you have individual part error messages?
  11. Did you follow the steps here? http://rebrickable.com/help/buy_from_bricklink
  12. Are we leaving off the -1 at the end? Are we leaving off the subset (s) designation for the actual models with instructions? And 7777-1 uses A,B,C on pages 24-29. How about a new topic for each ideabook that only shows the numbering system with the explanation and examples for that ideabook. Maybe a mention that the page number to use is the page where the model building instruction begins, not where the scene picture is. (Or will correcting the set numbering be taken care of during the approval process?) A link on each ideabook catalog page could direct people to the topic for that specific book to see what subsets people are already working on and if they need some help. Once an ideabook has all the subsets inventoried in the catalog, you could take off the topic link.
  13. Congratulations! Quite an achievement! Thanks for sharing with us here. I don't have 8889 in my son's stack of Technic books, but I looked at it at peeron.com. Did you build the bridge model on page 110-113? I may use that idea in my new train layout. After I found 8890 I looked through his technic parts and there are quite a few spare white beams. They may be needed to rebuild the 8480 space shuttle though. It met with a small disaster when we moved in 2011 and I haven't found the time yet to fix it. Right now Paul(my husband) is in the middle of building 10220 VW Camper. Maybe when he finishes that, I can put him to work on the shuttle.
  14. Much of the LEGO train things we have were given to us in exchange for a promise to share our LEGO collection with "children" wherever we went. Since you're about the same age as my "child", you qualify for sharing.
  15. There's only one Texas that I know of, but I've visited 2 different non-USA cities named London. that's a really great tip for people who sort by color. The stuff I bought from ebay and BL around 2005 is stored by part type in 24 large drawers. So far I've inventoried 2 drawers. I digressed and did the Technic stuff that was in the trays I need for my CMF series 11,12,13, ..."to infinity and beyond" <what the heck does this emoticon mean? Next up is Bricks, Modified, Round and Special in drawers 3 and 4.
  16. I used a magnifying glass on page 11 of my book and I think the hair should be 4530 female hair. Is that what you used? Hard to tell in your picture because of the windscreen stud. Did you notice that the build on page 13 uses those red plates with rails too? I'll add those hinges to the list of things I need to look for. Don't order any replacement parts yet. When you finish as much as you can, let me know what you need and I'll send you what I have that I can spare.
  17. I couldn't figure out why I wasn't coming up with 100% on a set I have in MySets. Then I realized the set was in a "Do Not Use" list and the build search was only using available sets and loose parts.
  18. You are missing 2 of 155 parts (you have 98.7%)to You are missing 148 of 155 parts (you have 4.5%) by following Nathan's advice. "You can modify the URL eg: http://rebrickable.c...st=1&partlist=1 by setting setlist or partlist to 0 to not use them." Fortunately no bricks were lost and no data was corrupted in the making of this post.
  19. from myparts-other Aquaman has travelled back in time to become a medieval knight. Please change 973px138c01 from aqua to red. Once you've done that I'll do the move request.
  20. This is helpful information. I was working on one of the ideabook subsets. I had put just the parts I needed for that into myparts and was working up a private MOC inventory to test removing the parts from myparts as an MOC and then parting it out to myparts again. Couldn't figure out how to use just myparts and NOT the sets.
  21. Uh..are you sure it's Billund air? There are LEGO factories all over the world now. We went to Legoland in Billund in 1987. Pitched our tent and then did the tour. Came back and the "genuine Billund wind" had blown the tent apart. The kind German campers next to us had gathered up our stuff and stored it in their VW camper van. Not to rub it in, but I was saving this for the Grand Finale. http://bricksafe.com/files/thea/FreeStuff/005%202.jpg http://bricksafe.com/files/thea/FreeStuff/004%202.jpg And yes, there is an employee at the San Antonio store that looks quite a bit like the minifig.
  22. http://bricksafe.com/files/thea/FreeStuff/FireCityStreet.jpg the other side of the Fire Safety card
  23. You ain't seen nuttin' yet! I'm waiting for you to finish up the major part of bio's stuff before I start adding to mine again. Did you notice I only have 1 red 1x2 in the plain old bricks category? Lots of those plain old bricks sittin' here waitin' for you (and me) to get "a round tuit".
  24. It may be awhile before Nathan can get to it. I was suggesting private MOCs as a possible work around for now, but I haven't worked with it enough to know the ins-and-outs of it. I guess if the system doesn't recognize private MOCs as sets(because well they ARE private) , they can't be found in build searches. Thanks for helping me come to that realization. I was getting kind of frustrated myself trying to work with them.
  25. Well I'm having trouble getting pictures to post here. Could be time for me to get some sleep. I'll up load to bricksafe when I get up.